"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Monday, January 16, 2012

Celebrating Camelot Snow

Illusion...can be so delightful...

Shelby Dog, who belongs to my oldest daughter's family,
is convinced that the electric * fire * in the fireplace is cozy and warm
 even if I do not have the heat turned on.

Sunday morning  I met my grand girls [ages 2 and 4] in the family room.
They were sitting in the recliner waiting patiently for adults in the household to wake up.
I asked them if they had looked outside, then I whisked open the drapes.
Age 2 grand girl joyously announced, "The snowflakes are here! The snowflakes are here!"
Age 4 grand girl happily agreed, "It's snowing!  It's snowing!"

But it was a Camelot snow barely deep enough to record our footsteps,
or rest upon the film of ice on the pond beyond these trees.

An illusion of a snowstorm,
but worthy of celebration
in front of the hearth
at home.


  1. LOL Shelby dog is so cute! Oh, those pictures of the snow outside are sooooo lovely... Makes me wish I were there, looking outside: I'd have the same reaction as your grand-girls. lol :)

  2. Oh! What joy! I love the pictures and the beautiful word pictures...I envision you sitting and reading Little House on the Prairie with them sipping hot cocoa and then making paper chains!!!


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